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wp_to_tier1_168
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Post by wp_to_tier1_168 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:02 am

updated

NCS or Postal: NCS
Criteria: 5 yrs wp/Tier1 + 1 yr ILR (myself and a uk-born Child)
Date of submission: 1st Dec 2010
Date reached HO: 2nd Dec 2010
Date of Debit Card deduction: 8th Dec 2010
Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: 11th Dec (Dated 7th Dec)
Date of receipt of approval & ceremony invitation letter: 24th Dec (Dated 16th Dec)
Date of ceremony: 4th Jan 2011 (private, booked on 24th Dec 2010)
Date of passport application: 6th Jan (special delivery)
Date of interview: 12th Jan (booked on 11th Jan)

I received a call this morning from the IPS office asking whether I want them to send my daughter's documents via secure carrier as I have enclosed just one pre-paid envelope and they could only return ducuments individually in separate mails. Never mind, I paid them an extra £3. Meanwhile, I got my reference number so that I booked the interview prior to receiving their letter :D .
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Post by BJ21 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:27 am

FINAL UPDATE
NCS or Postal: NCS
Date of submission: 15th November 2010
Payment debited on: 17th November 2010
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 26th November 2010 (dated 18/11/2010)
Date of approval: 2nd December 2010
Date of receipt of Approval and invitation of ceremony: 10th December 2010
Date of ceremony: 23rd December 2010 (Private)
Date of Passport application: 29th December 2010 (C & S Post Office)
Date of Receipt of documents 6th January 2011
IPS letter for interview received: 6th January 2011
Date of Interview: 7th January 2011 (Manchester)
Receipt of passport: 11th January 2011 (11.1.11) :D

Found this forum to be invaluable. :idea:
Wish a very good luck to all other applicants who are still waiting for their approvals...

wp_to_tier1_168
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Post by wp_to_tier1_168 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:30 am

BJ21 wrote:FINAL UPDATE
NCS or Postal: NCS
Date of submission: 15th November 2010
Payment debited on: 17th November 2010
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 26th November 2010 (dated 18/11/2010)
Date of approval: 2nd December 2010
Date of receipt of Approval and invitation of ceremony: 10th December 2010
Date of ceremony: 23rd December 2010 (Private)
Date of Passport application: 29th December 2010 (C & S Post Office)
Date of Receipt of documents 6th January 2011
IPS letter for interview received: 6th January 2011
Date of Interview: 7th January 2011 (Manchester)
Receipt of passport: 11th January 2011 (11.1.11) :D

Found this forum to be invaluable. :idea:
Wish a very good luck to all other applicants who are still waiting for their approvals...
Congrats!!! :D :D :D

mag4kg
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The end of the road!

Post by mag4kg » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:22 pm

NCS Ealing
Date of submission 10/12/2010
Date reached HO 13/12/2010
CRITERIA - 5yr WP/Tier1 + 1 yr ILR
Date of debit of debit/credit card 17/12/2010
Date of receipt of acknowledgement: 23/12/2010 dated 15/12/2010
Date of receipt of approval - 11/01/11 dated 30/12/2010
Date of receipt of invitation letter from council - 08/01/2011 dated 05/01/2011
Date of Ceremony - 01/02/2011 (public)

Excluding the Xmas holiday it took 9 working days to make a decision from the date payment was taken. Impressive!

I guess this is the end of my journey. I wish you all the best. Good luck.

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Post by Idea » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:04 pm

Updated:

Criteria: 4 yrs HSMP + 1 yr ILR (myself only)
Date of submission: 20th Dec 2010
Date reached HO: 21 Dec2010
Date of Debit Card deduction: 6th Jan10
Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: 12.01.11(dtd. 6.1.11)
Date of receipt of approval letter: Not yet
Date of ceremony: Not yet

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Post by khaweriba » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:52 pm

Hi All

An update on my timeline.


NCS or Postal: NCS - Hounslow
Criteria: 4 yrs HSMP + 1 yr ILR (myself only)
Date of submission: 22nd Dec 2010
Date reached HO: 23 Dec (Assume)
Date of Debit Card deduction: 06 JAN 2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: Received 9 Jan, Dated 5 Jan 11
Date of receipt of approval letter: Not yet
Date of ceremony: Not yet.

osterly
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Still waiting for Ackonwelgement letter

Post by osterly » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:11 am

HI All

i sumbited my AN application on 20th Dec payment taken on 05/01/11 no ackonweldgement letter yet any idea guys (or just lost in the post )

Shall i ring Nationality dept (liverpool) reg this or shall i wait bit more

Thank you
Ashok
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Post by KC8010 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:31 am

My card was debited on Jan 10.11 and I havent received an acknowledgement letter yet too......:(

ZuK
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update

Post by ZuK » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:22 pm

Type . NCS Staffordshire
Date of submission 30/12/2010
Date reached HO 31/12/2010
CRITERIA - 4yr HSMP JR + 1 yr ILR
Date of debit of credit card 07/01/2011
Date of receipt of acknowledgement- 14/01/11( Dated. 07/01/11)
Date of receipt of approval -
Date of receipt of invitation letter from council -
Date of Ceremony -
Date of appln. for passport -
Method used
Date of Receipt of documents -
Date of interview -
Date passport received

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Re: Approved

Post by Sandieo » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:20 pm

[quote="Sandieo"][quote="Sandieo"][quote="Sandieo"]I have toady received my approval for British Citizenship letter from UKBA and my invitation to the Citizenship Ceremony from Liverpool City Council for the 2/1/11.
Timeline so far ...
Nationality - Nigerian
31.10.05 - ILR under the 14 year Long stay.
10/11/10 - After 5 years ILR appointment at Liverpool NCS.
11/11/10 - Application Submitted to UKBA.
16/11/10 - Fee taken from debit card
20/11/10 - Acknowledgement letter dated 16/11/10 received.
13/12/10 - Approval letter dated 1/12/10 received.
2/1/11 - Citizenship Ceremony ( Public).
At long last I am almost at the end of this journey, good luck to others waiting. This has been a very informative and helpful forum , thanks to all for their useful advice ![/quote]
Updated Timeline :
20/12/10 - Ceremony (private - quick and over in 10 mins) Liverpool Registry
20/12/10 - Passport Application submitted via check and send -Post Office
23/12/10 - Passport Application Processed.
29/12/10 - IPS confirmed interview letter is being sent out today.
31/12/10 - Interview letter received and also supporting documents returned by secure post.
7/1/11- Interview Appointment arranged at my convenience ( it could have been earlier if I wanted ) at Liverpool Office[/quote]
UPDATE
7/1/11 Interview conducted as per discussion board entries.
8/1/11 - Email from IPS to confirm that my passport has been passed for printing and should be delivered in 4 days. At long last my journey is more or less over. I have found this forum to be invaluable.[/quote][b]
Final Update:
Passport received on 10/1/11 (2 days after interview) :lol: :D [/b]

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Post by Mackenzy » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:06 pm

What is the main reason that everyone seems to be using NCS? Just to retain your original documents? Is it worth the money if you don't need your passport any time soon and if the application is straight forward?

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Post by Camellia » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:44 pm

I used NCS because I need my passport as I am travelling soon, otherwise I would send my application by post.

haifeng
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Re: Approved

Post by haifeng » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:23 am

Sandieo..is it New version?

Sandieo
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Re: Approved

Post by Sandieo » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:21 pm

[quote="haifeng"]Sandieo..is it New version?[/quote]

Yes, at long last I have completed my journey to becoming a British Citizen and now have the red book ! In total it took exactly 8 weeks from submitting documents ( 10/11/10 - 10/1/11) via NCS to UKBA to attending ceremony - to passport application and receiving the passport !

osterly
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no letter yet

Post by osterly » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:00 pm

HI All

i sumbited my AN application on 20th Dec payment taken on 05/01/11 no ackonweldgement letter yet any idea guys (or just lost in the post )

Shall i ring Nationality dept (liverpool) reg this or shall i wait bit more

Thank you
Ashok

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Re: no letter yet

Post by ukpl » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:34 pm

osterly wrote:HI All

i sumbited my AN application on 20th Dec payment taken on 05/01/11 no ackonweldgement letter yet any idea guys (or just lost in the post )

Shall i ring Nationality dept (liverpool) reg this or shall i wait bit more

Thank you
Ashok
IMHO, acknowledgement letter is quite redundant piece of kit and tells you nothing bar your referrence number. But you don't need your referrence number as according to UKBA you shouldn't even contact them within 6 months from the date of sending out your application.
You have a Post Office slip as a proof the letter has been delivered and, more important, the payment has been already processed and you should have relevant line on your bank statement.
Mine is showing: CARD PAYMENT TO NATIONALITY DIRECTORAT
I know, it is a very stressfull experience and that's why we all panic when we really shouldn't.

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Post by mrsahmed » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:40 pm

All good and well reading most of the feedback on this forum about cases being dealt with in a few weeks but is ANYONE in the same boat as us - been waiting for nearly 1 YEAR??

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Post by wp_to_tier1_168 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:36 pm

Final timeline

NCS or Postal: NCS
Criteria: 5 yrs wp/Tier1 + 1 yr ILR (myself and a uk-born Child)
Date of submission: 1st Dec 2010
Date reached HO: 2nd Dec 2010
Date of Debit Card deduction: 8th Dec 2010
Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: 11th Dec (Dated 7th Dec)
Date of receipt of approval & ceremony invitation letter: 24th Dec (Dated 16th Dec)
Date of ceremony: 4th Jan 2011 (private, booked on 24th Dec 2010)

Date of passport application: 6th Jan (special delivery)
Date of interview: 12th Jan (booked on 11th Jan)
Date of receipt of documents: 14th Jan
Date of receipt of interview letter: 15th Jan (dated 11th Jan)
Date of receipt of passport: 18th Jan (new version, issued 12th Jan)

The whole process took seven weeks. :lol:

Massive thanks to all on this forum for the tramendous informaiton and help!!! Best luck to those who are awaiting! :D :D :D

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Post by daudali » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:37 pm

Has anyone's British citizenship application approved yet who applied after 20 December 2010?
wp_to_tier1_168 wrote:Final timeline

NCS or Postal: NCS
Criteria: 5 yrs wp/Tier1 + 1 yr ILR (myself and a uk-born Child)
Date of submission: 1st Dec 2010
Date reached HO: 2nd Dec 2010
Date of Debit Card deduction: 8th Dec 2010
Date of receipt of acknowledgment letter: 11th Dec (Dated 7th Dec)
Date of receipt of approval & ceremony invitation letter: 24th Dec (Dated 16th Dec)
Date of ceremony: 4th Jan 2011 (private, booked on 24th Dec 2010)

Date of passport application: 6th Jan (special delivery)
Date of interview: 12th Jan (booked on 11th Jan)
Date of receipt of documents: 14th Jan
Date of receipt of interview letter: 15th Jan (dated 11th Jan)
Date of receipt of passport: 18th Jan (new version, issued 12th Jan)

The whole process took seven weeks. :lol:

Massive thanks to all on this forum for the tramendous informaiton and help!!! Best luck to those who are awaiting! :D :D :D

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Timeline

Post by bizpro » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:43 pm

NCS or Postal: NCS Goole (Myself and Wife)
If NCS, which centre
Date of submission or posting 13/12/2010
CRITERIA - 5 yr stay (4 + 1 yr ILR) (5YR WP + 1YR ILR)
Date of debit of debit/credit card: 30/12/2010
Date of receipt of acknowledgment: 7/12/2010 dated(29/12/2010)
Date of receipt of approval:20/01/2011 dated(12/11/2011)
Date of Ceremony:
Date of appln. for passport:
Method used:
Date of Receipt:
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